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The premier environment for web security training and self-assessment

Web Security Dojo

A free open-source self-contained training environment for Web Application Security penetration testing. Tools + Targets = Dojo


Various web application security testing tools and vulnerable web applications were added to a clean install of Ubuntu v10.04.2, which is patched with the appropriate updates and VM additions for easy use.


The Web Security Dojo is for learning and practicing web app security testing techniques. It is ideal for self-teaching and skill assessment, as well as training classes and conferences since it does not need a network connection. The Dojo contains everything needed to get started – tools, targets, and documentation.


Download Web Security Dojo from
http://sourceforge.net/projects/websecuritydojo/files/ .


To install Dojo you first install and run VirtualBox 3.2 or later, then “Import Appliance” using the Dojo’s OVF file. We have PDF or YouTube for instructions for Virtualbox.
As of version 1.0 a VMware version is also provided, as well as video install instructions


Sponsored by Maven Security Consulting Inc
(performing web app security testing & training since 1996).
Also, could be you! Web Security Dojo is an open source and fully transparent project, with public build scripts and bug trackers on Sourceforge .


Look for Dojo videos on our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/MavenSecurity

Hack your way to fame and glory 1 with our security challenges posted at Reddit (http://www.reddit.com/r/WebSecChallenges/).

[1. Fame and glory not included; void where prohibited by law]

Feature Overview

Convenient virtual machine image
(VirtualBox v3.2 or later recommended, VMware provided)
Targets include:

  • OWASP’s WebGoat
  • Google’s Gruyere
  • Damn Vulnerable Web App
  • Hacme Casino
  • OWASP InsecureWebApp
  • w3af’s test website
  • simple training targets by Maven Security (including REST and JSON)

Tools: (starred = new this version)

  • Burp Suite (free version)
  • w3af
  • sqlmap
  • arachni *
  • metasploit
  • Zed Attack Proxy *
  • OWASP Skavenger
  • OWASP Dirbuster
  • Paros
  • Webscarab
  • Ratproxy
  • skipfish
  • websecurify
  • davtest
  • J-Baah
  • JBroFuzz
  • Watobo *
  • RATS
  • helpful Firefox add-ons

Quick Links

News & Events


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Maven Security will be helping to build the Capture the Flag (CTF) for Security BSides Las Vegas 2015


Recognized For Excellence

Maven Security was recently named 20 Most Promising Enterprise Security Consulting Companies by CIO Review.

Community Involvement

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Maven Security is proud to be able to give back to the community through corporate support and employee leadership involvement of the OWASP Triangle chapter and the OWASP Delaware chapter.